Why worms for recycling?
Worms can process approximately one third of their body weight in organic waste every 2 to 3 days. It is important to work on the combined weight of the worms rather than number of worms, as the amount of worms per kilogram can vary depending on the size and maturity of the worms.
Examples of organic waste that worms can recycle:
- Fruit & vegetable scraps - cooked or raw
- Tea bags and coffee grounds
- Vacuum cleaner dust
- Human and pet hair
- Paper and cardboard
- Natural fibres such as cotton and wool
- Bird seed husks
- Animal manure
In large, well-established worm farms, worms can process citrus, onion, garlic, meat, and dairy. However, worms will not consume seeds, plant roots, or people (while they are still alive!) and they won't process anything that can regenerate.
Ready to order your worms?
We have everything you need to get started, just send us an email and we will have you happily worming in no time! Along with our worms, we have Worm Farms available to purchase, from "Worm Cafes" to recycled refrigerators. We can also provide worms for various other worm farm set ups, including ATU septic systems such as Biolytix.
We are dedicated to helping you make your worms work for you.